My father is recovering from prostate surgery. He served as an engineer, mostly on amphibious assault ships, back before the dangers of materials like asbestos was widely known. Thus, I amy sympathetic to the need to take care of old duffers wherever you find them, and present this post as a public service announcement:
The Financial Hardships of a Veteran with Mesothelioma
by Douglas Karr
Veterans are people who have served our country and put their lives on the line for other people. This is why it is unfortunate that veterans are the most likely to get mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a very fatal cancer that happens if a person is overly exposed to asbestos. Asbestos can be found in old walls and construction materials, and being exposed to it for a very long time can be a major problem. Mesothelioma is often deadly because it is not normally caught until it is in its late stages. Read more
And see my previous posting here about another Veteran problem.
Prayers sent for a speedy recovery of Smitty’s Dad.